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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Weekly Wound Up

It's been a busy week between our end-of-school activities and all the new pattern details we're working on here at CKC. We are definitely ready for a great three-day weekend! It is so fun to see all the patriotic outfits you're making for Memorial Day. What a special day to celebrate here in the U.S.!   

Before we jump into the weekend though, we want to make sure you didn't miss out on any of the excitement here this week. We have a super huge announcement too, so be sure to read on! 

New Releases

Look at this amazing new women's swimsuit we released this week! Xiomara's Ruched Tankini and Bikini has the two top options, as well as two bottom options: regular bottoms and shorts. You can give yourself a little coverage or a lot, depending on your preference. It's perfect for everyone and has sewn in cups for extra support. Even if you've never made swimwear before, you will love your results with Xiomara's! It fits sizes XS - XL. Be sure to check out the tester photos -- this set looks amazing on all different body types!

We released new cut files this week too and there is something for everyone! The Graduation Hat has 5 grades in it, the Grade Book includes 13 grades, Snap a Lot includes Mom, Dad and I in it, Secretly a Mermaid, We're All Mad Here, Mom Needs Caffeine, Mom's Best Friend and Y'all need Jesus! They all include both SVG and DXF files for silhouette and Cricut Explore machines and a PDF to help you with the multi layer files. Here's your chance to personalize your creations even more! 

 Polly’s Pocket Dress is sure to please any pocket-loving girl! The show stopping features on this dress are lined pockets and beautiful customized bias straps. The dress can be made in all woven fabrics, or mix and match knits (as long as the bias tape is woven). This dress is perfect for twirling summer fun, or layered to last through many seasons. The bodice is fully lined without any enclosures. You can get Polly's in both Babies (NB-18/24m) and Girls sizes (2T to 14)!

We have two beautiful Tween Releases for you this week too. Tween Rosetta's Ruffle Neck Top and Dress is perfect for the warm weather! This stunning dress features a unique new bodice with a ruffled neckline, and an all elastic casing back. Dress it up or down for a fun summer addition to your tween's wardrobe. Next up is Tween Everlee's Dress and Maxi. With this stunning tie back on a newly designed bodice, it's a show stopper! Be sure to check out all its features in our photo gallery on the listing.  Your tween will love both of these! 

 Zyrina’s Harem Romper is such a fun pattern and an epic throwback that’s sure to get you many compliments! It features both full and split design options and is made entirely with knit fabric. Rompers are super trendy right now and Zyrina's couldn't be any cuter!  It's available in both Girls and Babies sizes. 

Our final new release for this week is Juniper's Ruffled Bell Bottoms! These adorable pants have several options she will love. Choose the fitted version for a fun retro look with a flat front and elastic back, or go with a more relaxed fit with our loose version and regular waistband.  If you hurry, you can get Juniper's while it's 30% off!

On the Blog

 Get your patriotic flair on with these adorable Flag Pillows!  They are our latest free pattern on the blog, which includes both the traditional and the heart shaped design.  They are quick to make with our easy instructions, so you'll be ready for the festivities in no time. 

Did you know you can make your own custom bias tape? Look how perfectly adorable this floral one turned out. Come learn the trick to making a loooong strip of bias tape all at once, with our ~video~ tutorial!


**Big Announcement!**  

We are making a change in our sizing options for new patterns!  This week Polly's was our first pattern to release with the new sizes included. We hope you are as excited as we are!  For all the details and to answer some of your questions, please click here to see the official announcement on the blog. 

Our new line was just released over at CKC Fabrics! This bright and colorful line was created using our logo as inspiration and we named it after all our favorite CKC Fan Girls! Make sure you come check it out because we have a feeling it won't last long. The made-to-match panels were made by Panel Mania and are available through the Panel Mania group. Even if you aren't interested in making a CKC-themed dress, these are still fun fabrics to have in your collection! They are great summer colors too! 

This wraps up our Weekly Wound Up!  Thanks for another great week with us. We wish you all a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. <3  

Let's Create! ~ Kristen 

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